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Welcome to School Librarians United, a podcast dedicated to the nuts and bolts of running a successful school library.  Tune in to learn all about the issues and challenges school librarians face everyday!  Feedback and episode suggestions welcome.  

Oct 1, 2020

Learn how Melissa Thom and Jacquelyn Whiting integrate media literacy into lessons for all ages!

I would like to thank composer Nazar Rybak at for the music you’ve heard today.  

Editable PD Certificate@MsThomBookitis


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@jacqueylnwhiting on Instagram

Websites and Digital Tools


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Connecticut Public Learn At Home Learning Snacks

Media and News Literacy Organizations 

National Association for Media Literacy

Media Literacy Week Resources

Center for Media Literacy 

News Literacy Project--creator  of Checkology (contact Shaelynn Farnsworth on Twitter--@shfarnsworth)

SHEG Civic Online Reasoning Curriculum

Print Resources

Professional Book-Fighting Fake News! Teaching Critical Thinking and Media Literacy in a Digital Age by Brian C. Housand, Ph.D


Book- Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News  by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins


Book- News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News by Michelle Luhtala and Jacquelyn Whiting


Book-Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive by Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie Ann Thompson

Melissa’s Resource Folder for this mini-unit taught in 7th gr.    


Anti-Social: online Extremists, techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation by Andrew Marantz

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